Official Wine Sponsor: Relationship forged early in events history
By Pam Horne, Managing Editor
Lipman Brothers, official wine sponsor for Wine Down Main 2013, has been a strong partner to the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee(BGCMT) dating back to the event’s inaugural tasting.
Bethany Underwood, a familiar face to many who help organize charitable functions here, leads the efforts at Lipman for community events.
Her primary task as community relations and special events coordinator is to pull together a crew of 50 along with 30-40 sales reps and managers, who work together to help make Wine Down Main a success.
“I’ve had many opportunities to visit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee over the last 12 years and I have been impressed with the positive impact this program has on the lives of the families it serves,” Underwood shared. “I am proud to be able to help raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs and to work for an organization that supports local charities and believes in giving back to the community.”
Planning from start to finish keeps things running smoothly.
To that end Lipman companies, with more than 70 years in business, and Boys and Girls Clubs, with more than 20 years, have a special synergy.
“At the Lipman companies, we believe we have a responsibility to make our community stronger, healthier and more vibrant. Our philanthropic and community relations mission is to insure that Lipman maintains a leadership position as a valued, responsible corporate citizen by enhancing the quality of life in our communities consistent with our business goals and objectives. We believe in generously giving back to the communities that have supported us throughout the decades,” Underwood noted.
Underwood and Denise Carothers, of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, have worked in tandem every year since the inaugural event.
“Lipman is proud to be a supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs. We appreciate the community efforts and collaboration to drive awareness of the special work this organization provides to the children and city of Franklin .”
This year Lipman will feature some fantastic selections of wine. Here is a sample of what to expect Nov. 2, according to Underwood.
2012 Edwin Dyer Viognier —“This wine has a perfumey, floral and inviting flavor with notes of passion fruit, bananas, white peach and flower blossom. It is a well-balanced wine with beautiful texture and a lingering finish. Enjoy with braised chicken, shellfish, such as scallops, crab and lobster.”
2011 Edwin Dyer Portrait - “A portrait of the year. This wine is a balanced blend of our Rhone reds (Syrah & Grenache) that we made this vintage.”
2011 Edwin Dyer Syrah – “We consider this our flagship wine. It is a bold and bright wine with structured tannin and aromas of blueberries, vanilla, cigar box and marionberry pie. You can pair this with venison, roasted duck, bbq ribs or a rich, meaty pasta dish.”
2011 Class Act Pinot Noir — “This label was created to give back to our community of future leaders. A portion of sales from Class Act wine is donated to educational charities that focus on educating and supporting the children of our communities.”
There will be a wide range of choices for everyone, including “Craft Beer” with an emphasis on Tennessee Wines and Beer.
Hap & Harry’s Ale, along with Tennessee Ale, will be featured in the beer garden.
Bathos at 416 Main Street will host the beer station this year.
Posted on: 10/27/2013